Research on “state hack” Belgacom aground

Jun

17

2016

A three-year investigation by the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office to the massive hack at Belgacom, Proximus now, nearing its end without any significant results. There were strong indications that British intelligence was behind the hack.

GCHQ Despite the assistance of the Belgian intelligence is not even known what data was stolen in the burglary digital, writes De Tijd. The spokesman for the federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt, told the newspaper that no conclusions can be drawn yet, and that there is an analysis of the results of letters rogatory, a witness by a court abroad. However, the time has learned from sources that there is little chance that the investigation will have more effective results.

Belgacom made the case in July 2013 before the federal prosecutor. The case came in September that year to light through disclosures of documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Dutch security firm Fox-IT, which was enabled by Belgacom had “advanced malware detected in Belgacom International Carrier Services and there were indications that the GCHQ, the British intelligence service, was behind it. That service would have two years from the main router access to the Belgacom network, either with the NSA.

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